Does childhood sexual abuse victimization translate into juvenile sexual offending? New evidence

Matthew DeLisi, Anna E. Kosloski, Michael G. Vaughn, Jonathan W. Caudill, Chad R. Trulson

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Abstract

The cycle of violence thesis posits that early exposure to maltreatment increases the likelihood of later maladaptive and antisocial behaviors. Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) specifically has been shown to increase the likelihood of sexual offending, although less is known about its linkages to other forms of crime. Based on data from 2,520 incarcerated male juvenile offenders from a large southern state, hierarchical logistic regression models suggested that CSA increased the likelihood of later sexual offending nearly sixfold (467% increase). However, CSA was associated with an 83% reduced likelihood of homicide offending and 68% reduced likelihood of serious person/property offending. These findings suggest further support for the cycle of violence where CSA promotes sexual offending but novel findings regarding the linkages between CSA and other forms of crime.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)620-635
Number of pages16
JournalViolence and victims
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

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DeLisi, Matthew ; Kosloski, Anna E. ; Vaughn, Michael G. ; Caudill, Jonathan W. ; Trulson, Chad R. / Does childhood sexual abuse victimization translate into juvenile sexual offending? New evidence. In: Violence and victims. 2014 ; Vol. 29, No. 4. pp. 620-635.
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